6 Things You Need to Do to Prevent Getting Hacked

Two main reasons people are hacked are: Software flaws and human behavior are the main reasons people get hacked. There is not much you can do to fix coding flaws, but you can make changes in your behavior and bad habits.
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Ask Donald Trump, the former US president, about his Twitter password maga2020! Boris Johnson, the man who disclosed details of Zoom calls during the 2020 pandemic, also revealed sensitive Zoom numbers. These world leaders will also have received security training from agencies.

Even though the stakes may not be as high, the risks are still real. Your credit card and private messages, as well as your photographs and photos could all be stolen if your accounts are not properly secured. It can be frustrating and time-consuming to determine if your accounts were hacked. It is better to take steps to reduce the risk of being hacked. Here are some ways to protect yourself.

Use Multi-Factor Authentication

Multi-factor authentication, also known as two-factor authentication, is the best way to protect your online accounts. This method requires a second piece of information, often a code sent by SMS or generated via an app.

This second piece of information is used to verify that you are trying to log into the account. The codes can often be accessed from your phone. Even if your password is easy to guess, an attacker will not be able to access an account that has multi-factor authentication enabled unless they have your mobile phone.

You can find a list of accounts that support this method here. However, you should first turn it on for any accounts that contain personal information that could potentially be misused. Social media, including messaging apps like WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter, as well as your email accounts.

Multi-factor authentication is not all created equal. Apps that generate codes are more secure than SMS codes, and physical security keys offer an additional layer of protection.

Register for a Password Manager

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Your passwords for online accounts must be unique and strong. This means that they must be long and include a mix of different characters. They should not be shared with other websites. Your Twitter password should not be the same as your online banking password. The credentials for your home Wi-Fi network should not use the same credentials that your Amazon account.

A password manager is the best way to accomplish this. Password managers can help you create strong passwords and securely store them. A password manager can help you remember your passwords and prevent you from being hacked.

We recommend LastPass and KeePass, based on our tests of the top password managers out there.

Learn how to spot a Phishing Attack

You can make your enemies by clicking too quickly. If you receive a new email, text, or message, that contains something that can be clicked or tapped, your instincts may lead to clicking right away. Do not.

Hackers used the pandemic to launch a series of phishing attacks on Google Drive and dumb Google Drive scams.

These types of scams can be easily fall prey to anyone. It is important to think before you click. Scam messages are designed to trick people into acting in ways they would not normally. For example, messages that pretend immediate demands from a boss, or messages that require an urgent response, for instance.